16 December, 2017

SSSHHH.... ITS NOT PERFECTLY NORMAL!!!



Today we are going to talk about the least spoken yet very common complication of Diabetes … Erectile Dysfunction (E.D) or in simple terms Sexual dysfunction…

18 June, 2017

NEW DRUG FOR DIABETES!!

There has always been a search for better... With the advent of newer drugs this search for better drugs has taken a positive turn. In the recent years the trend of management of Diabetes has been more optimistic and sophisticated. We want to prescribe drugs with multiple function. The aim of Diabetes management has always been to attain the Golden number – HbA1c <7. Along with this if a drug can minimise or tackle the development of comorbidities it is like getting double increment at one shot. The life expectancy of people with Diabetes has gone up which is a welcome change. Along with the increased duration of diabetes comes increase in rate of comorbidities like Hypertension, Dyslipidemia, other endocrine abnormalities to mention a few. Right from the day metformin was introduced along with sulphonylureas they have ruled Diabetes management as uncrowned kings.

11 December, 2016

GANDHI GONE !! SUGAR GONE HIGH!!!

A Little over month back we faced the most familiar dialogue “Mera pyare deshwasiyon...!”  But what followed this cuddly line changed our life! In a matter of minutes I started feeling like an earthworm. Nothing in hand! My purse is full of waste paper!  As it dawned the following days my only worry was how to get money which can be used. 100 rupee note became my new hero! People waiting to see the new avatar of Gandhiji were longer than ever...All banks looked like ration shops or railway ticket booking counters... Overnight the bank fellows who used to pester for deposits and accounts became all the more powerful, authoritative and dominating...

13 October, 2016

ARTIFICIAL PANCREAS IS HERE .... NO MORE PRICKS!!

A dream come true moment in the history of Diabetes – “September 28, 2016” FDA approved the Medtronic hybrid closed loop system. This is the first approved system to automate the dosing of insulin to reduce high blood sugar levels. The Medtronic MiniMed 670G artificial pancreas system is a result of innovations, ground breaking technologies and out of the box thinking. This system is composed of an intelligent pump, 4th generation sensors and software integrating these to create what I would like to call as a Technological Marvel. In India the use of Insulin pump for management for Diabetes has increased over the years. Mainly used in Type 1 Diabetes patients, insulin pumps are also used now in patients with uncontrolled Type 2 Diabetes, brittle diabetes or in patients with phobia for needles. This artificial pancreas would be boon for these patients and would help them lead a near normal life without a needle prick!



26 August, 2016

GYMNEMA SYLVESTRE

I had written about #Gymnema sylvestre and its effects on #Diabetes few months back. When www.healthydietfordiabetics.com asked me to write about this less known useful herb I just couldn't give up the opportunity.
Naturally I went ahead and grabbed it!
Took some articles based on research work and compiled.
In the process I also learnt many things
Here goes my article on GYMNEMA SYLVESTRE


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